Perhaps a few laughs The character basically ended up seeming ust like a man to me Plus there was nothing even slightly believable or real about the characterAnd although it started off intriguingly enough it ust kept getting ridiculous as the book went onI felt like I had to read the same over wrought scenes over and over again Vanessa Who is the traitor I m going to bitch slap you until you tell me the truth I wish I worked alone Some have compared the main character to Lisbeth Salander While I found Salander to be compelling I ust thought this heroine was basically a flatly drawn selfish bch sorry for my French with ridiculously unbelievable super abilities And I have to laugh if this was supposed to be some sort of a knock off of The Dragon Tattoo series that fact was completely lost on meI did appreciate the introduction to that part of Africa but that s about all the positive I can say about it I m reviewing the audiobook version and although I threatened during the experience to tear my stereo from my car I am happy to report that it is still intact within its housingWhat would push a gentle person such as myself toward such automotively destructive fantasies acommuting in general ban author who uses the same descriptive phrase for every character s posture while sitting over and over and over again WTF Where s the editor How many times can a person sit with their forearms or elbows on their legs or knees Why do they all do it Why is it The Informationist has one of the most daring and distinctive heroines I ve personally read about Vanessa Michael Monroe is practically a force of nature Her personality is hard to pin down even if you know her very well which few people do And she makes a very bad enemy While some characters might go to Africa to run away from their past or to define a new life for themselves Monroe is the opposite She was born in Africa and raised there Although she is Caucasian American descent Africa flows in her veins and helped to make her who "she was and not all in good ways Monroe doesn t let fear define her instead she walks in defiance "was and not all in good ways Monroe doesn t let fear define her instead she walks in defiance it Being afraid is not her problem It s the rage and anger she keeps under lock and key She struggles against demons from her past that simmer in her blood and make her heart beat fast with the tribal beat of war Control is a way of life when she knows ust what she s capable of Yet she is unafraid to go into dangerous places when others would shirk such a responsibility When Emily Burbank s adoptive father contacts her to find out what happened to his daughter in Africa four years ago she is going to have to go back to the place she was born and face her ugly pastI love to read about heroines who are tough and resourceful Who can kick butt ust like the action heroes Monroe is definitely one of those kinds of heroines I like that she is very adaptable and clever about thinking through situations While she has other weapons she uses the one between her ears very well Her personality is really abrasive and she s not what I would consider a typical likable heroine And yet there is something about her that resonates with me I like that she is such a survivor I mean who could go through what she did and still be 100% sane and free of scars She actually is uite sane although I think deep down she fears what lurks in the abyss she I ve read The Informationist at least four times and ust finished listening to the audio tape Let me take a moment here Hillary Huber narrated the audio and did a fantastic ob I might actually listen to The Bible being narrated if she was doing it Okay back to the The Information Honestly I m only halfway through this but I have absolutely no idea why this book is rated so highly everywhere Not to be that guy here but did anyone else READ the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo First of all the main character Michael who is actually a woman named Vanessa is such an almost painfully blatant poor man s version of Lisbeth Salander that it s almost ridiculous HOW IS NO ONE CALLING THIS OUT An. O ue tão bem conhece enfrentando forças misteriosas ue estão determinadas em manter em segredo o destino da rapariga desaparecidaPara ter alguma esperança de sair da selva com vida Munroe vai ter de enfrentar finalmente os fantasmas do passado ue durante tanto tempo fez por esuece.
Review ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Taylor StevensThis is the worst book ever The writing is boring the plot is brain dumb and the character Vanessa Michael Munroe is the stupidest genius I ve run across since the biker Eric Von Zipper in the Beach Blanket Bingo movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello Munroe the main character unfortunately is the dumbest one of all No one is SUPPOSED to be dumb in The Informationist This is supposedly a serious thriller Really Really This novel is such a stinking piece of dung Can anyone do a phrase count on how often Munroe thought she fought down the urge to cut his throat What a douchebag moron Her focus IS rather amazing However if you notice a person thinks only one thought and that one thought is to cut everyone s throat would you be thinking she is so intelligent and cool Or like me would you be thinking RUN If this character was on Paxil or if she had at least taken up chewing Khat she might have of a personality But all the handsome lads love her manly physiue and wooden unsmiling face and hands of steel What a guy uh girl Let s not forget the 47 saber nicks on her scarred hide or her strange inability to avoid daily rape for three years while volunteering to be an adventurer with a ungle martial arts gang in Africa She is a genius and manly and strong and independent but in spite of her superior mentality she sticks around and pays up when she loses in martial arts lessons "by giving head body and soul to a man she hates every day EVeRY DAY Holy masochistic charms With all "giving head body and soul to a man she hates every day EVeRY DAY Holy masochistic charms With all her native brilliance she can t think of some way to avoid being raped daily to learn her craft like learning it somewhere else where being raped isn t on the table Gee whizThere are Arnold Schwarzenegger movies and there are Jackie Chan movies and then you ve got that zombie walking Chuck Norris Could any movie star imitate a piece of wood better than Chuck Well Hello Munroe Chuck Norris demonstrated emoting in his movies than anyone in these pages A dead animal has character than anyone living in these pages Not to mention motivation or logicEmily the victim who is supposed to need help is a Stepford wife who has absolutely no interest in being rescued except when people tell her she should at least for a minute There is the bad guy in Texas who doesn t want Emily found but he sends the world s best tracker after her instead of a hit suad which would have been the logical thing Then there are the African towns where young tourists are abused and threatened and beaten on their vacations which is such fun that after many near death experiences and much hatred from the inhabitants the tourists study maps to find even dangerous African countries to party on in rather than go home to their parents I wish I could say this all was a satire but it was written obviously as a serious thriller with a serious group of characters Despite the occasional and unintentional hilarious scenes this is really such a bore to read She s a tool A weapon Like Jason Bourne or James Bond Able to blend into her surroundings She speaks 22 languages and she s damn near deadly with a knife And she s androgynous She s Vanessa Michael Munroe Or Michael for shortRevenge might as well be her middle name though She reminded me of Lisbeth Salander with the way rage completely consumed her And yet she still managed to show some heart or at least her slightly abbreviated version of it Emotions seemed to fill her consume her even as she struck out at the imperfections of this worldHer ability to seek out consume and process information rapidly helped explain the title Even when she was ust traversing through a particular area it felt as though her brain worked at a higher level than everyone else around her Almost like a game of dominoes where she already had the perfect plan mapped out in her headThe Euatorial Guinea setting proved as real and as feral to me as she was and it was the perfect setting for such an untamed creature Had THE INFORMATIONIST been set anywhere else it probably wouldn t have worked as well as it didKud. Vanessa «Michael» Munroe trabalha com informação Depois de escapar a uma infância traumática numa África Central sem lei a sua formação e o seu treino permitem lhe obter todo o tipo de informações independentemente do cenário de operações onde se encontre Por isso é ago. Os to you Ms Stevens Michael is one interesting intriguing and "this
to one and intriguing readCross posted at Robert "proved to be one interesting and intriguing readCross posted at Robert Reads Absolutely absorbing thriller At times Michael s character is Helpmate just ludicrous in her abilities but that s okay This was still one of the most enjoyable books I ve read this year Dark violent kind of sexy That s what s up Bought this book because of the reviews and it s title Started and stopped couple times Vanessa character is one hard woman learned somethings about Africa But overall story didn t much entertained me Parts were really slow and bloody As always money and how to deceive someone to get what they have Overall a bit weird a bit different though engrossing The strategic part was with way too much emphasis And the emotional line rather crazyish You get employed by a guy 1 You run from him You screw lots of guys implied You screw some stranger somewhere on a business trip 2 You turn to guy 1 for help You use the guy 1 You manipulate the poor SOB 1 You love the 1 You get into a love triangle with the initial brainy 1 guy and another hulkier one 3 The poor brainy SOB 1 dies You go crazy over his death Take your revenge scaring half theungle Where is she Fuck if I know If we re lucky she Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy jumped overboard c You go to Morocco to rescrew the guy 2 Nice approach to replacement huh What a downerThe timeline is also very thought inducing1 Each of his steps brought back the dread of her first entry into the United States Similar doors and a similar experience how much could have changed in nine yearsc 2 The arrangement had been going on as far back as Munroe had known him that muggy summer night seven years before when prejudice in a hole in the wall bikers bar had turned to violence and she d thrown in her lot with the underdogcFrom 1 it followed that Vanessa hasn t been to the US for 9 years From 2 it followed she was in a fight in some godforsaken bikers bar in the US 7 years prior 3 SIX YEARS AGO Kate Breeden had a thriving law practice in downtown Austin Breeden took what was left put it into an investment fund packed up and moved to Dallas to start overThey d met on the Southern Methodist University campus where Breeden had returned for an MBA and Munroe was in her sopho year c4 Breeden spoke again It s been two years Michael Consider it a good omen Come on home c5 Now came the possibility of an assignment far outside the area of her expertise and for that reason it intrigued her that and the fact that she had not returned to the continent of her birth since abruptly departing it nine years ago cOverall it seemes the timeline is as follows some thinking and some very thorough explanatory feedback from the author were needed to understand the seuence 9 years ago Munroe s first entry into the United States which involved a visit to that room7 years ago Munroe met Logan6 years ago Munroe met Breeden2 years ago Munroe last left the United States and hasn t returned since A bit tangled but it was a core part of the plot allowing our gal to be a wiz with languagesAnd don t even get me started on the villains Naive that s their second nameThe narrative is really different from this reading segment which guarantees the book its 5 stars I always I can t say that I liked it I thought that it was boring over written and unbelievable to the point of being silly To be honest I couldn t even enjoy it on the level of fantasy or escapismIt reminded me of your standard second rate mildly ridiculous gun for hire novel only this time written with a tormented female lead instead of a tormented male lead I m guessing that one is supposed to like the book largely because of the gender switch If you enjoy silly poorly written fantasy novels whereaded men with super macho abilities struggle with their demons while beating the corrupt bad guys but you ve wanted to see a woman in the lead role instead of a man well this might be the book for you For me though the gender switch didn t really add anything terribly interesting other than. Ra reuisitada por empresas instituições chefes de estado e clientes privados ue podem pagar os seus serviços únicos no mundouando um bilionário texano do mundo do petróleo a contrata para encontrar a sua filha desaparecida em África Munroe regressa a um mundo selvagem e profund.proved to one